PRODUCT DESIGNER

uShip

Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/28/2021
  • Website: uship.com
  • Company Address: 205 Brazos Street, Austin, TX, 78701

About uShip

uShip.com is the world’s largest and most trusted transportation marketplace primarily serving the freight, household goods and vehicle shipping markets. Consumers and businesses can compare and book upfront quotes, name their own price or receive auction style bids from over 225,000 customer-reviewed Transportation Service Providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.

Job Description

LOCATION
Congress/Riverside area
Austin, TX 78704
EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Full Time Employee
MIN. EXPERIENCE
3+ years


OVERVIEW
uShip is currently seeking an innovative and customer-centric Product Designer to join the team! At uShip, Product Designers lead the execution of design tasks within a dedicated product team - we are a very collaborative group that produces thoughtful, user focused experiences based on business requirements and customer needs. They also contribute to initiatives driven by the Experience team.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative leadership, designers, scrum, product managers, software developers, and QA
  • Participate in product ideation and conceptual development using an iterative, user-centered design process
  • Participate in design research, including generative user research (observational studies, customer interviews) and usability/validation testing
  • Communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually
  • Produce scenarios, hero flows, design prototypes, design specifications, motion graphics, and animation effects
  • Apply patterns from the uShip design language system in day-to-day design work. Maintain and extend the system as needed throughout this process.
  • Produce visual designs that communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented as intended
  • Plan, prioritize, and coordinate design tasks and execution of design deliverables
  • Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules
  • Effectively lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions and other creative workshops
  • Leading execution on holistic design systems and brand systems

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                                                                                                            
  • At least 3 years of professional digital design experience that encompasses product design, e-commerce applications, and responsive web design
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic or Web Design or a related discipline is preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of visual design fundamentals (typography, color, layout, and space)
  • Basic knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to Web- and mobile- based e-commerce applications
  • Up-to-date with current interaction and visual trends across touchpoints (web, mobile, etc.)
  • Proficient with current design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Invision, After Effects, Keynote, Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, or Framer
  • Familiarity with capabilities and limitations of current Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Effective time management skills – ability to juggle multiple projects at once and ability to confidently estimate time required for specific tasks
  • Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to collaborate well and work as an individual contributor.
  • Articulate how a singular design solution fits into an overall narrative or meets an unmet user or business need
  • Flexible design skills that bridge disciplines (interaction to visual design and vice versa) and ability to provide cross-discipline design critique
  • Great attention to detail throughout the design process and into the QA process as designs make it through the development cycle
  • Familiarity with ADA compliance and web accessibility standards is a plus                 

WHY WORK AT USHIP?
uShip offers big-company benefits in a small sized company because we really value and are committed to our people. There are even some extras that will surprise you. 
  • 100% Paid Health and Dental available
  • 401(k) matching with no vesting required
  • Stock Options
  • 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursements
  • uShip shipping credit ($750)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Dog-friendly 
  • So much more!

COMPANY OVERVIEW
uShip is the world’s first and largest shipping marketplace, making it quicker, easier, and more affordable to ship large or bulky items. Consumers and businesses can compare and book bids from hundreds of thousands of customer-reviewed transportation service providers, ranging from independent owner-operators to the largest freight carriers and brokers.  From cars to cranes and furniture to freight, our straightforward and transparent platform helps people, businesses, e-commerce sellers, and multinational logistics companies ship with greater speed and efficiency.  Customers save money and service providers make money using their empty cargo space – everyone wins!  

INCLUSIVITY IS KEY!
We welcome diversity in all its forms, and believe we’re better collaborators, strategizers, and thinkers because of it. We show pride in our community by giving back and working with local charities. uShip is an equal opportunity employer. We are inspired to find candidates who embody our Core Values. uShip prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, parental status, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.